One of the richest sources of vitamin c is guava. Vitamin c is beneficial in improving immunity and protects you against common infections and pathogens. It also keeps your eyes healthy.
Beneficial for the brain
Guava contains vitamin B3 (Niacin) and vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) which improves blood circulation to the brain and stimulates cognitive function and relaxes the nerves.
Guava regulates blood pressure in patients with hypertension by improving the sodium and potassium balance of the body. Guava improves levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) which lead to heart diseases.
Guava contains magnesium and it helps to relax the muscles and nerves of the body. Along with relaxing muscles and nerves, it also combats stress and boosts your system with energy.
Aids weight loss
Guava regulates your metabolism and helps you lose weight without compromising on your intake of proteins, vitamins and fibre. Guava has less amount of sugar when compared to other fruits. It makes you feel full and satisfies your appetite easily.
Lowers blood sugar levels
Guava has a low glycemic index and is rich in fibre. It prevents the development of diabetes. Fibre content ensures that the sugar levels are regulated and the low glycemic index inhibits the sudden rise in sugar levels.
Lowers the risk of cancer
Quercetin, lycopene, vitamin c and other polyphenols act as potent antioxidants that neutralise free radicals and prevents the growth of cancer cells. Guava reduces prostate cancer risk and it also inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells as it is rich in lycopene.
Guava contains vitamin A and boosts vision health. It prevents degradation of eyesight and also improves eyesight. It also helps to slow down the appearance of muscular degeneration and cataracts.
Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which fight against infections and kills germs. Hence, it is a good remedy for a toothache. The Guava leaf juice is known to cure toothaches, oral ulcers and swollen gums.
Guava is rich in dietary fibre when compared to other fruits which makes it beneficial for your digestive health. If guava seeds are ingested whole or chewed, it acts as a laxative and helps the formation of healthy bowel movement.